DE's Business Lab: Don't be afraid of the lute or bond conversation

June 4, 2024
Are you luting when you might be best served bonding? This is a discussion that you should have before you're chairside.

Cementation or bonding or luting? Let’s talk about it.

Lute or bond is not something that should be a gametime decision.

There’s a big push today toward adhesive dentistry, nonretentive preps, and lithium discilicate that may be performing well, but …. you’ve got to bond.

We like versatility because our restorations vary. But one product line or family that we can count on serves us well. Listen in as we discuss what our choices are in these situations—including products from Ivoclar—where to turn when you need some help from your cement to make your restorations look great, some of our methods, and more to give you some ideas in the operatory.

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About the Author

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD | Chief Editor

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of Dental Economics. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected]

About the Author

David R. Rice, DDS | Chief Editor of DentistryIQ and Founder of igniteDDS

As seen on The Doctors, David R. Rice, DDS, chief editor of DentistryIQ and founder of igniteDDS, the nation’s largest new dentist and student community, travels the world speaking, writing, and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. He leads a team-centered, restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, New York. With 28 years of practice in the books, he’s trained at the Pankey Institute, the Dawson Academy, Spear Education, and most prolifically at the school of hard knocks.

Updated February 7, 2024